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Classification Guide

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(g) (1995) (superseded)

“Classification guide” means a documentary form of classification guidance issued by an original classification authority that identifies the elements of information regarding a specific subject that must be classified and establishes the level and duration of classification for each such element.

Executive Order 13,526, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1 (h) (December 29, 2009)

For purposes of this order:
(h)  "Classification guide" means a documentary form of classification guidance issued by an original classification authority that identifies the elements of information regarding a specific subject that must be classified and establishes the level and duration of classification for each such element.